Autumn school holiday activities

Published Tuesday, 17th April 2018

Picture of arts and crafts feathers. Click through to find out more about the services and activities your children could join for the Autumn 2018 school holidays.
Get fun and creative with arts and crafts at Fairfield City Museum & Gallery this school holiday period.

Fairfield City Council's many services will provide fun activities for children of all ages these school holidays.

In addition to school holiday activities for younger children, there are many fun events and workshops organised as part of Youth Week for teenagers up until Monday 23 April. 

Active Kids School Holiday Program

Fairfield Leisure Centre
55 Vine St, Fairfield
Please call 9754 2078 to register your child (ages 5-12).

Kids will have a ball at the Active Kids school holiday program, held over two weeks (16 - 20 April, 23 - 27 April, excluding ANZAC Day on 25 April) at the Fairfield Leisure Centre Precinct. The program runs 8.30am- 4pm daily and incorporates a large variety of physical activities to allow children to make friends and learn new skills in a safe environment with top-class facilities. Children will enjoy a range of activities including badminton, table tennis, trampolines and more. Prices start at $50 per day.

Fairfield City Open Libraries

Please call 9725 0333 to register your child for these free activities. 

A Whole Lot of Rubbish 
Have lots of fun with Mic and his puppets as they discover the amazing things you can create from rubbish.
Monday 16 April, Fairfield Library, 11am-12pm
Wednesday 18 April, Bonnyrigg Library, 11am-12pm
Thursday 19 April, Whitlam Library Cabramatta, 11am-12pm
Friday 20 April, Wetherill Park Library, 11am-12pm

Kids' Flicks
Bring your own popcorn and enjoy your favourite children's movies. 
Monday 16 April, Whitlam Library Cabramatta, 11.30am-1pm
Friday 20 April, Whitlam Library Cabramatta, 11.30am-1pm

Lego Play
Make, build and play with Lego.
Tuesday 17 April, Whitlam Library Cabramatta, 2pm-4pm
Wednesday 18 April, Fairfield Library, 10.30am-12.30pm
Monday 23 April, Whitlam Library Cabramatta, 2pm-4pm
Tuesday 24 April, Wetherill Park Library, 2.30pm-4.30pm
Friday 27 April, Bonnyrigg Library, 11am-2pm

Bunnings Holiday Craft  
Fun craft projects for school age children.
Monday 23 April, Bonnyrigg Library and Whitlam Library Cabramatta, 10.30am-11.30am
Friday 27 April, Fairfield Library and Wetherill Park Library, 10.30am-11.30am

Vantastic Balloon Modelling
Van Vergara twists and turns balloons into the most fantastic creations.
Thursday 26 April, Whitlam Library Cabramatta, 11am–12.30pm

Fairfield City Museum & Gallery

Please call 9725 0190 or email to book as places are limited. Below costs are per child.
The Fairfield City Museum & Gallery is located at 634 The Horsley Drive, Smithfield.

Colourful Cupboard Loom Weavings
Learn to weave using a cupboard loom. Using different types of bright and funky textured wools and ribbons which you can convert the finished product into a wall hanging.
Tuesday 17 April, 10.30am - 12pm
Ages: 7+
Cost: $8 per participant

Fishy Hanging Mobiles       
Create your own hanging mobile in this under the sea themed workshop. Examples of character include jellyfish, starfish, ocean plants and corals.
Wednesdays 18 & 25 April (Two day workshop), 10.30am - 12pm
Ages: 8+
Cost: $15 for the two day workshop per participant

Cardboard Castles
Princesses, dragons, knights, and castles – the stuff fairy tales and history are made of! Create a medieval cardboard fortress while also being Earth-friendly.
Thursday 19 April, 10.30am - 12pm
Ages: 2-6 years (Parents are to accompany children, parents do not need to pay)
Cost: $8 per participant

Masterpiece Masks         
Create and paint unusual masks inspired by famous artists out of craft, sustainable and recyclable materials.
Friday 20 April, 10.30am - 12pm
Ages: 7+
Cost: $8 per participant

Bunny or Chick Easter Bags
Create adorable bunny or chicken sling bags from paper plates in this Easter themed workshop. 
Monday 23 April, 10.30am - 12pm
Ages: 6+
Cost: $8 per participant

Hip Hula Hoops        
Add a little bit of flair, colour and design to an otherwise plain hoop. Design and tape your very own hoop, then learn some coolio circus tricks to impress your family and friends.
Tuesday 24 April, 10.30am - 12pm
Ages: 5+
Cost: $15 per participant

3D Paper Playground
Design your imaginary play-land and bring it to life with unique 3D paper art and collage paper techniques.
Thursday 26 April, 10.30am - 12pm
Cost: $8 per participant

Whimsical Watercolours
Using bold and bright colours learn how to make a simple, whimsical landscape painting using watercolour paints and techniques!
Friday 27 April, 10.30am - 12pm
Ages: 6+
Cost: $8 per participant

Comic Illustration Workshop
Inspired by our Matt Huynh exhibition, learn about the art of comics in this two hour workshop with local comic artist. Participants will learn new drawing techniques, mark-making and design a comic layout complete with thumbnail and sketches.
Saturday 28th April 10am – 12pm
Cost: $12 per participant
Ages: 8-16